Marshall Smith, CCAC
Marshall Smith is recognized as a national leader in the addiction recovery movement and Chair of the British Columbia Recovery Council.
Marshall has held senior executive positions in the addiction treatment field most recently as the President and Chief executive Officer of Treatment Access British Columbia, Senior Advisor for Recovery Initiatives for the BC Centre on Substance Use and Executive Director of the Cedars Society.
Prior to his career in addiction program management Marshall held several senior positions in the British Columbia Provincial Government most notably, Chief of Staff to the Minister responsible for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid, Municipal Affairs and Immigration and Multicultural services and served as Human Resource Planning Advisor to the Attorney General of British Columbia.
In 2004 Marshall fought a crippling battle with addiction that brought him all the way to the streets of Vancouver.
After a four year fight with addiction and homelessness Marshall rededicated his life and career to the field of Recovery. Since then, Marshall has developed several leading recovery programs in British Columbia and Alberta and lectures in programs on addiction recovery at UBC, SFU, UVIC, Royal Roads, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Douglas College.
Marshall is passionate about early intervention and improving standards of care for people with addiction disorders, their families and workplaces. Marshall is sought out by the provincial and national media for expert commentary on emerging issues in the addiction recovery and workplace sectors.
Marshall represents Canadians in Recovery on the ten person National Recovery Advisory Council advising the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse on recovery policy.
Currently living in Lower Mainland of British Columbia, He is actively engaged in the community through board participation for the Salvation Army and Chairs the British Columbia Recovery Council.